Cabinet approved the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBoS), following the expiration of the contract of the previous board on June 30.
The new board will be chaired by Dr. Albert Byamugisha, who will serve with six members, including Dr. Chris Ndatira Mukiza, the executive director of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics.
Albert Byamugisha is an associate professor of Monitoring and Evaluation. He holds a PhD in Monitoring and Evaluation from Kobe University in Japan (2012). He holds a Master of Science in Statistics, University of Sheffield, UK (1992), a PGD in Pure Science, University of Sheffield, UK (1991) and a Bachelor of Statistics and Applied Economics from Makerere University (1990).
Other members on the board are Dr. Joseph Muvawala, the National Planning Authority (NPA) executive director; Dr. Jacob Opolot, a director at Bank of Uganda; Rosette Nakavuma, Bernard Mulengani and Dr. Robert Wamala.
Following the end of the previous board, there had been concerns that delays to get a new board would negatively affect the operations and governance of UBoS.
UBoS is the principal data collecting, processing, analyzing, and disseminating agency responsible for coordinating and supervising the national statistical system.